Extortion

  • Fake Naxals arrested for extortion attempt 03-04-2014 11:16 PM

    Three men were arrested on Thursday for pretending to be Naxals and trying to extort money from a PWD officer in the insurgency-hit Kondgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said. They were identified as Rajendra Netam (39), Phooldas Markam (30) and Pawan Kumar Yadav (20). The trio had allegedly demanded Rs...
  • 40 arrested as villagers resort to vandalism; 9 cops injured 23-03-2014 10:53 PM

    Nine policemen were injured when residents of Saraibharati village indulged in vandalism and pelted stones and fireballs at them while protesting against alleged extortion during secondary board examination in front of a college, police sources said here in Ballia. Villagers indulged in vandalism and arson and pelted stones on police,...
  • Hardoi man arrested for trying to extort money from his ex-employer 20-03-2014 08:06 PM

    A 19-year-old youth has been arrested, after he allegedly tried to extort money from his former employer in South Campus area of South Delhi, police said on Thursday. Vinod Gautam alias Saroj, a resident of Hardoi district of UP, was arrested on March 13 after an FIR was registered in...
  • Notorious criminal walks free after acquittal in eighth case 15-03-2014 02:37 PM

    Notorious criminal Sushil alias Mounch was acquitted by a court in Muzaffarnagar in a murder case, the eighth case in which he has been exonerated this week paving way for his release from jail. He was acquitted on Friday in the murder case of one Hasin, who was shot dead...
  • BJP leader Vivek Agarwal shot for refusing to pay extortion 11-03-2014 05:42 PM

    A local BJP leader was shot at and injured allegedly for refusing to pay extortion money here, police said on Tuesday. Two people, including one who runs a nearby shop, opened fire on Vivek Agarwal, vice president of mandal level unit of the BJP, when he was closing his shop...
  • Cancel licences of TV channels doing 'business of extortion': Naveen Jindal 21-02-2014 03:41 PM

    A strong demand for cancellation of licences of those TV channels which are in the "business of extortion" by giving 'paid news' was made by a Congress member in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Naveen Jindal said that licence of running a TV channel...
  • A day after gangrape allegations, victim's aunt arrested in extortion case 21-02-2014 08:37 AM

    Police on Thursday booked a case of extortion against four persons, and arrested three of them, one of who is the aunt of the 25-year-old woman who had accused four persons of gang-raping her on a moving car on Tuesday. Journalists Nagesh Chandra Sharma and Shehzad, and the woman's aunt...
  • A day after gangrape allegations, victim's aunt arrested in extortion case 21-02-2014 08:37 AM

    Police on Thursday booked a case of extortion against four persons, and arrested three of them, one of who is the aunt of the 25-year-old woman who had accused four persons of gangraping her on a moving car on Tuesday. Journalists Nagesh Chandra Sharma and Shehzad, and the woman's aunt...
  • Bihar's wanted gangster arrested in Kolkata 13-02-2014 03:31 PM

    A Maoist-turned gangster wanted in dozens of criminal cases was arrested by a Bihar Police team from Kolkata, police said on Thursday. Santosh Jha - wanted in cases including for murder, kidnapping, extortion and landmine explosion - was arrested from Kolkata late on Wednesday and would be brought to Patna...
  • Nirmal Baba files counter case against man for demanding money 12-02-2014 03:33 PM

    In a retaliatory act, Nirmal Baba's son has filed a case against a man who had previously lodged a case against the self-proclaimed godman accusing him of fraud and cheating, police said. Supreet Barula lodged a counter case against Professor Harish Veer Singh and Doctor Rajkumar alleging that the duo...
  • Ghaziabad local arrested for extortion, fraud 25-01-2014 12:29 PM

    A resident of the Kavi Nagar area in Ghaziabadhas been arrested for allegedly taking money from government officials and police personnel to get them transfers of their choice. An Uttar Pradesh constable, too, has been arrested in connection with the case. Police said that this accused used to extort money...
  • Kavi Nagar resident arrested for extortion, fraud 24-01-2014 11:36 PM

    A resident of the Kavi Nagar area in Ghaziabadhas been arrested for allegedly taking money fromgovernment officials and police personnel to get themtransfers of their choice.An Uttar Pradesh constable, too, has been arrested inconnection with the case.Police said that this accused usedto extort money from station house officers. The accused...
  • Senior police official gets death threat, FIR lodged 04-01-2014 07:03 PM

    The police chief of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday received a death threat and an extortion demand of Rs 5 lakh, police said. The threat was contained in a letter addressed to the Superintendent of Police of Pratapgarh district, asking him not to investigate the murder, late December...
  • Maoists torch 3 vehicles over non-payment of money demanded by them 31-12-2013 01:15 PM

    Maoists torched three vehicles of a road construction company at Khaira in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Tuesday. About 40 armed Maoists raided the site of a road construction company and torched a machine and two road rollers on Monday late night, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ashok Kumar...
  • Two persons detained for demanding Rs 10 crore from SP MLA 25-11-2013 02:58 PM

    Two persons have been detained in connection with alleged extortion threats received by an MLA of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Balrampur. The accused had allegedly demanded extortion money of Rs 10 crore from Tulsipur MLA Mashud Khan. "We have detained two persons in connection with threatening the MLA, whose...
  • Bombay HC rejects PIL alleging role of CBI sleuths in extortion cases 13-11-2013 06:28 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL alleging connivance of CBI officials with con men posing as CBI sleuths to extort money from various persons including Bollywood filmmaker Rakesh Roshan. The petition was dismissed by a bench headed by Justice P V Hardas after CBI informed that its...
  • Supreme Court clears bail for Soni Sori, nephew 12-11-2013 06:34 PM

    Supreme Court, on Tuesday, granted bail to Soni Sori, a tribal teacher, and journalist Lingaram Kodopi in a case lodged against them for allegedly receiving money from Essar Group on behalf of Maoists. A bench of Justices SS Nijjar and FM Ibrahim Kalifulla granted relief to the duo but imposed...
  • Who broke window panes of Dhoni's house, asks JSCA 25-10-2013 09:26 AM

    A day after police ordered investigation into the breaking of a window pane of India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's house, the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) on Thursday demanded to know who was behind the 'dirty' work. "By and large sports lovers and people of Ranchi are good. But there...
  • In Mexico, the Internet is also an extortion tool 14-10-2013 09:22 AM

    Mexico City: An increasing number of criminals are capitalising on the sense of fear and insecurity that exists in Mexico to extort their victims, using the Internet as a tool to achieve their ends. "People who know how to use information are gathering it and using the telephone to threaten,...
  • Bihar: JD(U) MLA Anant Singh booked for extortion 08-10-2013 08:29 AM

    Patna: A case of extortion has been lodged against JDU MLA Anant Singh in Patna. A builder has lodged a complaint in SK Puri police station alleging that Singh demanded 12 crores from him. Singh, who is considered a close aide of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has several such cases...
  • Odisha: 12 Maoists surrender before police on being harassed by senior ultras 04-10-2013 03:31 PM

    Twelve Maoists, including five women, surrendered before police in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Friday. Most of the Maoists, including a couple, belonged to Poplur Dalam and Kalimela Dalam in the Naxal-hit district adjoining Andhra Pradesh, Malkangiri Superintendent of Police, Akhileswar Singh told reporters. Muka Madkami of Kanaguda village worked in...
  • Man shot at by criminal for not putting onions in omelette 24-09-2013 11:20 AM

    A man was shot at in Uttar Pradesh's Etah town for not putting onions in an omelette, police said on Tuesday.The incident took place in the Aliganj area in Etah, 265 km from Lucknow. Pujari, who the police described as a criminal, ordered an omelette for four of his friends....
  • Odisha: Six Maoists surrender before police 24-09-2013 09:43 AM

    Six Maoists, involved in several Naxal operations, surrendered before the police in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Monday "due to disillusionment with rebel activities." The Maoists, who surrendered before the SP, were involved in a number of offences including blasting of pipeline of a private steel company, blowing up of several...
  • Karachi world's 'most dangerous megacity': Report 10-09-2013 09:20 AM

    Pakistan's financial hub is the world's "most dangerous megacity", with a murder rate of 12.3 for every 100,000 residents and the expanding presence of the Taliban who run criminal and smuggling rackets, according to a media report. Over the past decade, millions of people have fled the fighting and terrorism...
  • Nepal identifies 17 crimes committed on its border with India 31-08-2013 04:08 AM

    Nepal's home ministry has identified 17 types of crimes committed on its border with India, of which nine have links with international gangsters, officials said on Friday. Some of the crimes include smuggling of drugs and small arms, robbery, abduction, extortion and homicide. The crimes with involvement of international gangsters...
  • 2 Delhi Police men among 6 arrested for sex, extortion racket 25-08-2013 11:30 PM

    New Delhi: Six persons, including two Delhi Police constables, have been arrested for allegedly extorting Rs 3 lakh from a man and running a sex and extortion racket in Rani Bagh locality. Constables Manoj Kumar, from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, and Pawan Kumar, a resident of Mangolpuri and posted in Crime...
  • Home guard arrested for sexually abusing, blackmailing B Tech student 21-08-2013 02:52 PM

    Kanpur police has arrested a home guard for alleged sexual abuse and extorting money by blackmailing a 20-year-old college student. The home guard, Dharamveer Singh befriended the victim, a B.Tech student from Jaunpur at the Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University in 2012. Singh abused the victim by making him unconscious and...
  • FBI probes nude photo extortion of Miss Teen USA 17-08-2013 02:11 AM

    The FBI is investigating allegations that the newly crowned Miss Teen USA was the victim of someone who hacked into a webcam in her Southern California bedroom several months ago in an attempt to extort nude photographs from her. Agents believe they have identified the person behind the alleged "sextortion"...
  • Arunachal Pradesh to deal strongly with extortion demands 16-08-2013 05:38 PM

    The Arunachal Pradesh government has taken a serious view of the practice of forceful donations and contributions from government officials, contractors and businessmen by various organisations and decided to deal strongly with such illegal activities as per existing law. Citing receipt of several complaints from government officials against these organizations...
  • Delhi: Teen beaten to death by friends for refusing money for smoking 11-08-2013 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: A 16-year-old boy was beaten to death by three of his juvenile friends after he complained to an accused's mother about their bid to extort money for smoking, police said Sunday. Sandeep, a Class 9 student, was assaulted in Pandav Nagar in east Delhi Saturday night, police said....